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Studying water quality and creating art

May 15, 2018
Want to include some art in your science lessons? Springfield High School science teacher Terri Stewart used Feed the World lessons on water quality, then worked with art teacher Kathryn Higgins on a cross-curricular project. Stewart’s students did some testing of water samples from C.J. Brown Dam and Reservoir taken near the old International Harvester plant and Buck Creek near Snyder Park. Stewart said, “We talked about the industries …

Students see benefits of biotech

May 9, 2018
What’s not to like about the pGlo activity? Barry Tucker, a Great Oaks Career Campuses science teacher, used this lab with his general Biology classes as well as his CCP Biology classes. Tucker said, “Both sets of classes were quite excited and impressed when they saw the glowing bacteria, especially because they had done it themselves.” Tucker used these activities to fulfill his classroom objectives on the study of biotechnology …

From the ear to ethanol via enzymes

Apr 30, 2018
Want to see how your science students can work with ag-related fermentation and distillation? Jerry Vydra, a biology teacher at Mogadore High School, is a Feed the World workshop alumnus and an Ohio Corn & Wheat grant recipient. Here’s how he used Feed the World lessons and materials in his biology and environmental science classes. In our biology classes we learn how cells convert the energy in food molecules into …

Ohio Corn & Wheat grant provides distillation equipment

Apr 9, 2018
Mike Liston, an instructor at Tolles Career and Technical Center, used a $500 grant from Ohio Corn & Wheat to order distillation equipment. He had his career tech lab students work with Cathy Mehl’s chemistry students to do the corn mash and distillation lab. Feed the World alumni educator John Thomas, another Tolles instructor, was also present for most of the lab periods to provide assistance. The students made the corn …

Learning about the science of food

Mar 29, 2018
Helping connect the classroom to real-world science is one of Feed the World’s goals. Stacie Taylor of Bethel Tate High School used what she learned at the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored summer Feed the World workshop with her biology students at Bethel Tate High School to help them understand how this science relates to agriculture. As part of the Heredity standards for high school biology, students learn that genes are …

GMO speed dating—find the perfect match!

Feb 26, 2018
The students in Joyce Pippert’s biology class have been studying about GMOs: what they are, what they’re not, and the benefits that they bring. As closure to the unit, Pippert had them do the GMO speed dating activity from the Feed the World curriculum. Each student received either a donor or a recipient card with information about the organism and how using it to create a GMO could be he…

DNA in a hands-on way

Feb 26, 2018
Help your students really understand the structure of DNA and its component parts! Ann Rougier teaches Biology and AP Anatomy at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton. Since attending the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World summer workshop, Rougier has incorporated several of the lessons into her classroom curriculum. As part of her DNA unit, Rougier designed the “Chromosome & DNA Inquiry”. The main object of this inquiry …

Growing the crops and farmers of tomorrow

Feb 22, 2018
Many students show up to school each day wondering what will be on the lunch menu. Freshmen and sophomores in Mr. Todd Tayloe’s Scholarship Biology class at Carroll High School are learning about what might be on the menu decades from now and how they might become the scientists helping solve a potential global crisis. These students are growing corn to see how differences in genetically modified organisms and no…

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